“Real Life Struggles and Solutions”
Steve writes candidly about our (and his) need to find lasting satisfaction and value, but in the wrong things, or in the wrong way. The book is filled with real life examples, including his own struggles. I found it easy to identify with a number of them. The analogy of sipping salt water, which looks like it would quench our thirst, to believing that achievement, or money, or sex, etc will give lasting satisfaction is a great comparison. Steve uses many examples from scripture to help us see things from God's perspective. For instance, in Chapter 8 on money, Steve clearly points out that money is not evil by itself, although we can demonize it. Nor is it to be loved and hoarded. It is only when we put money in its proper place by earning, using it for living, saving and giving, as God intended, that we quit sipping the saltwater of money. We try so hard to find permanent value and satisfaction in money and other things, when God alone will satisfy us. The basic message of how to drink God's living water, finding salvation thru Jesus alone, is clearly presented throughout the book. A very good and "must read" book.